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Last week of the AK03 festival

Last week of the AK03 festival, check the events program and get out there! Love Amplifier

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Special - The Managers

The highly anticipated debut album from the long-reigning champions of skank. Consisting of 13 brass-filled, ska-pop songs that capture the amazing energy and unbelievably good fun of their live performance.

JJ Hedges

This unassuming character has uploaded some of the most original songs to appear on amplifier this year!

York Street Studios Acid Test Winners

The GRAND final of the York Street Studios Acid Test was staged at the Temple, Saturday 27th September. 1st prize package was taken out by the quirky, pop rock, punk outfit, Goon.

top 3 tunes

URBAN 1. Nesian Mystik - For the people

POP 2. Mi Casa Su Casa - oSKa

DANCE 3. The George W. Bush Track - Take Aim

todayinhistory: Gordons @ Auckland's Station Hotel 1981. Probably the loudest 3-piece NZ has ever seen.

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